The idea of my Possessor game is that you play a ethereal daemon trying to consume souls of anything that have one. The pace of the game should be provided by your ever-growing hunger. Once you clear your current surroundings of everything living, you would have to relocate. Otherwise your power will fade and you will be eventually defeated by any peasant carrying a bottle of holy water.
To make your hideous quest for more tasty souls easier, you would employ your supernatural powers. Among them, the most distinct one would be the ability to possess a victim and use his body as your “carrier”.
I decided to do this challenge from scratch, in plain C, using only libSDL. Therefore it should be possible to compile the code for Windows, Linux and Mac. I plan to provide Windows binaries and the source code.
It is my first time with this challenge, although I did notice it several years ago and always liked the idea. Initially, I thought that I would be documenting my progress on daily basis here, on ’tis here blog. But this blog engine is quite lagging right now. Should that persist, I may not have the required patience…
Enough said, I’m starting right now, 2013-03-09 19:50 CET (+0100).